Former CIA Director John Brennan is predicting special counsel Robert Mueller could announce more indictments in the Russia probe Friday — and the list could include members of President Donald Trump's family.
Speaking with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday night, Brennan — a frequent Trump critic — said he has no inside knowledge but thinks Friday would make sense for Mueller to reveal another round of indictments.
"I think Robert Mueller wants to be able to conclude his work and turn over the investigative threads to the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of Virginia, and other jurisdictions as appropriate, as we're coming up to two years," Brennan said. "So, I think he does want to conclude that.
"I wouldn't be surprised if, for example, this week on Friday, not knowing anything about it, but Friday is the day the grand jury indictments come down. And also, this Friday is better than next Friday because next Friday is the 15th of March, which is the Ides of March. And I don't think Robert Mueller will want to have that dramatic flair of the Ides of March when he is going to be delivering what I think are going to be . . . the final indictments, as well as the report he gives to the attorney general."
Brennan added if Mueller were to indict a member of the Trump family, the president will likely shut down the investigation soon after.
"It would be the final act of Mueller's investigation because Bob Muller and his team knows if he were to do something, indicting a Trump family member or if he were to go forward with indictment on criminal conspiracy involving U.S. persons, that would basically be the death knell of the special counsel's office because I don't believe Donald Trump would allow Bob Mueller to continue in the aftermath of those types of actions," he said.
Mueller's Department of Justice probe began in May 2017 over claims the Trump campaign might have worked with the Russians to win the 2016 election. Several indictments of both American citizens, Russian nationals, and Russian businesses have been handed down, but none of those cases pointed to collusion.
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